Friday 28th August 2020

Friday 28th August 2020

Walks and Events: The Camel Trail Nature Walks will be starting up again this Wednesday 2nd September. Start time 10am for approximately 4-5 hours. Bring a snack. These walks cover flora and fauna as well as birds and take place every Wednesday from this September to 28th April 2021. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet by the river behind Bridge Medical Centre and Wadebridge Wines, Wadebridge. Map ref: SW990724. PL27 7AH.

Tuesday 29th September 1pm – Tresillian River Walk: St Clement.Leader John Cope john.cope@hotmail.co.uk 01872 865108. An afternoon walk along the river looking for autumn migrants and breeding birds. Path can be muddy so good footwear recommended. Meet at St Clements car park. Map ref. SW852439

Also on Wednesday October 28th 1pm, Friday November 27th 1pm, Monday December 14th 1pm (details as per 29th September).

Lizard Point: Melodious Warbler photographed 100 yds west along the SW coastal path from Wavecrest cafe. (D Waddington)

Pendeen (06:30-12:00): 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Sabine’s Gull, 2 Great Shearwater, 13 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 10 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Little Tern, 5 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Scoter. (S Rowe, G Taylor, P Clements, G Lawlor, N Sluman et al) 13:45 -17:00: Sabine’s Gull (1ad) at 14.14, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Bonxie, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Sandwich Tern, 7 Common Scoter, 77 Kittiwake (L Langley et al).

Porthgwarra: Wryneck between trevean & the stonewall. Also, Pied Flycatcher,Willow Warbler & 5 Wheatear. (M Wallace) 2 Great Shearwater, 5 Sooty Shearwater, steady passage of Manxies. (S Finch)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe (8 juv), 19 Moorhen, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c.70 Starling in roost early am. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Marazion: c.30 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 41 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone on the beach. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Lelant: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit over garden center calling. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 4 Greenshank, 12 Redshank. Carnsew: 62 Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling, 32 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits. Ryan’s Field: 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Kingfisher. (J Hawkey)

Porthilly Point: 1 Wheatear, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 31 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Rock Pipit, 57 Oystercatcher (S Grose)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret, 14 Greenshank, 3+ Redshank, 14+ Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 71 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Teal & c.180 Black-headed Gull ( P Kemp)

Mousehole: 43 Turnstone, Dunlin, Sparrowhawk, 4 Gannet, Buzzard, 9 Shag, 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. (N Sluman)

Cardinham Woods: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adult, 2 young), 10+ Siskin, 4 Nuthatch, 10+ Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Sennen Cove: High tide roost with Black headed Gulls, Mediterranean Gulls, Sandwich Terns, Kittiwakes , Turnstones and Cormorant, Black-headed Gull J44C White letter on Green colour ring. Norwegian same bird as 2018 BiC p 266. (Ring info submitted) Also – Sandwich Tern white ring 36N. (Ringing info awaited – believed Netherlands) (C Richards)

Sandwich Tern – Clive Richards

Black-headed Gull – Clive Richards

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank
(P Maker, R Augarde)

Minions: Pair of green woodpeckers on the Caradon Trail near Minions. (A Newsham)

Wadebridge: 1 Cattle Egret between Walmsley / Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion coast path, Boat Cove: 1 Little Egret and 12 Turnstone. Trenow Cove: a roost of 7 Little Egret, c40 Curlew, at least 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Oystercatcher and 14 Turnstone, also 1 Kestrel. (T Mills)

Looe: 5 Eider. (D Sharp)

plr, djc